Mike McCardell signs a his newest book for a customer during a book-signing event at Coles in Cottonwood Mall on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Mike McCardell signs a his newest book for a customer during a book-signing event at Coles in Cottonwood Mall on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Mike McCardell in town for book-signing at Coles in Chilliwack

His newest book, Shoelaces Are Hard: And Other Thoughtful Scribbles, is his 12th to date

Mike McCardell, bestselling author and CTV personality, was on hand signing copies of his new book, Shoelaces Are Hard: And Other Thoughtful Scribbles (Harbour, $29.95), at Coles in Cottonwood Mall Saturday.

It’s his 12th book to date.

Until Dec. 31, partial sale proceeds from each copy of the book will be donated to the BC Women’s Hospital newborn intensive care unit to support the work they do every day.

McCardell’s instinct for finding the perfect story at just the right time has led him to a lifetime of great scoops and gripping tales as an author and Vancouver news icon. Years of chasing and reporting human-interest stories have honed his ability to see the deeper meaning behind the everyday, and to capture the universal and familiar in even the strangest and most outlandish events.

With this open-hearted approach, McCardell has become a master of weaving stories that are uplifting, compassionate and full of his signature brand of humour.

In Shoelaces Are Hard, McCardell takes on such diverse subjects as four-year-old tobogganists, incarcerated snowmen, 105-year-old tai chi masters, and the meaning of life.

Although his stories tackle hardships of all kinds, McCardell reminds us that, as with learning to tie our shoelaces, much can be accomplished with a little help and a lot of perseverance.